Transfer Student Orientation

Transfer Student Orientation

Transfer Student Orientation (TSO)

We are excited that you have chosen to continue your education at Penn State New Kensington!

Your previous experience at another college or university will bring valuable insight and contributions to your classrooms, your student organization, and to your interactions with other Penn State students.  We recognize that you have likely already participated in an orientation programs(s) at your previous institution, which is why Transfer Student Orientation (TSO) has been specifically designed with that in mind.

Our reservations are currently open in our Visual Zen Orientation (VZO) registration platform for students.  The next step for transfer students who have accepted their offer of admission is to make a reservation to attend Transfer Student Orientation on VZO.

After paying your deposit to Penn State, you will receive an email invitation to make your reservation for the TSO.  

Make Your TSO Reservation

This email will come directly to you at your and the personal email you provided on your application.  You will need your Penn State Access Account to make a reservation for TSO.

If you require any special accommodations during TSO, you will have the opportunity to provide us with this information along with your reservations.

To review your reservation, be sure to click “Submit” at the top or bottom of the page to reserve your seat at TSO.  Your reservation is not guaranteed until you click “Submit”.

If you have questions, please contact us at: 724-334-6062. 

Pre-TSO Homework

To prepare for a successful transition, we have prepared a list of important tasks that you should complete before and after your TSO.  You will access this list when you make your reservations for TSO.

We look forward to seeing you at TSO!  For more information contact or 724-334-6062.

Additional Training

All new students (regardless of age) are expected to complete Penn State AWARE (a sexual assault awareness learning module), and students who are 21 and under must complete Penn State SAFE (Student Alcohol Feedback and Education). Following orientation, please check your Penn State WebMail account for information and updates about accessing and completing Penn State SAFE and Penn State AWARE.

You may log in and complete the Penn State SAFE and Penn State AWARE programs once you receive the invitation via email. Information and log on for the SAFE and AWARE learning resources can be found at